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  • AHRC NYC FOUNDATION, Pamela Richard- Foundation Director; Central Park Early Learning Center15 W 65thStreet, NYC 10023. Beth Rosenthal, principal. 212-787-5400; FAX: 212-787-0084. Karen Wasserman, psychologist. Web Site
    Center for normal children as well as those with a variety of learning and emotional problems. An exciting center offering a variety of therapies in a classroom setting including speech therapy. Psychologist on site is a BC grad and offers great supervision. Services available for a wide range of disabilities including autism, developmental delays, behavior problems for children aged 3-5. Day care and summer camp available. AHRC has several other early learning centers that provide evaluation and service throughout the city through their Blue Feather Intake Coordinator for children under three(780-2750). (Lauren Shebairo, 2000; Karen Shoum ‘02)


  • AMERICAN ANOREXIA & BULIMIA ASSOCIATION, 165 West 46 St. Suite 1108, NYC 10036; Claire Mysko, Admin. Director, 212-575-6200
    Outreach services, answer hotline. Short-term educational counseling about eating disorders. (Carrie Lee, 2000)

  • ARISTA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, 4 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652
    Judy Gurfein, Ph.D., ABBP Director
    Catherine Mondare, Internship Coordinator
    201-368-1411, box 4
    Multidisciplinary private mental health center for children and adults. Training and supervision by a licensed psychologist. Work as intake counselor dealing with diverse problems including emotional and substance abuse. Opportunities to learn research, administration, practice management, and marketing in preparation for health care reform. Flexible hours. Not difficult commute but worth the effort.

  • ASIAN AMERICAN NETWORK FOR CANCER AWARENESS, Research & Training – Office of Career Development Web Site: Clinical research on cancer in Asian-Americans. Working in hospital setting, assist in patient interviews, data collection, and data entry.

  • AUSTEN RIGGS, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. (800)-51-RIGGS. Web Site
    Outstanding inpatient center for analytically oriented in depth therapy. Outstanding supervision and inspirational therapeutic community with a long and well respected history.

  • AWAY OUT, 10-34th Drive, Long Island City, NY 11101; Anthony Bridgeman, Program Director, 718-784-0200. Outpatient comprehensive drug rehabilitation program. Help with intensive therapy of drug addicts.

  • BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS, 223 East 30th St., NY 10016; A. Fletcher, 212- 686-2042. Web Site
    Full-time corporate mentoring. Link teens with corporate volunteers.
  • BROOKLYN CRIMINAL COURT VICTIM SERVICES - SAFE HARBOR, 120 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn; Stephanie Shapiro, 718-834-7476 Work with victim services in a court setting to help victimized women navigate the system. (Desiree Santos, 2000)
  • BRONX CHILDREN'S PSYCHIATRIC CENTER, 1000 Water Place, Bronx; Roberto Cerda, Coordinator of Volunteers, 718-239-3643; Jonathan Staab, 718- 239-3820. Web Site
    Work with children or adolescents in-and out -patients in classroom and activities as a psychiatric/educational aide. Excellent supervision and opportunity for direct care of disadvantaged disturbed adolescents. Active participation in multidisciplinary case conferences Fri. AM, training sessions, staff meetings Tues. PM & Thurs. AM and reading records. Connection to psychology department possible. A bit of a commute but well worth it. (Mary Gallaudet ,2000)

  • COLER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - NYC, Health & Hospitals Corporation Roosevelt Island; Yitzhak Berger, Ph.D., Chief Psychologist, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine: 212-848-6610. Web Site
    Deal with the psychological sequel of physical disability in a 1100-bed long-term chronic care facility. Patients with stroke or spinal cord injury are treated to maximize functioning and return to community. Exposure to individual and group therapy, psycho physiological therapy, assessment, attend interdisciplinary team meetings and group supervision with graduate students supervised by a licensed psychologist. Easily accessible by subway and car. Especially interested in students who speak Chinese or Spanish. Great placement. A lot of personal attention.
  • COLER-GOLDWATER, NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation Roosevelt Island; Frima Christopher, Ph.D.; Asst. Dir. Psychiatry, 212-318-4613. Web Site
    Group psychotherapy for in-patients. Transportation funds and free lunch. Opportunity to do serious and needed pre-professional work under excellent supervision. Possibility of co-leading psychotherapy groups. Mainly geriatric patients with chronic medical and emotional problems. A few adolescents with chronic medical problems and associated psychological problems. A bit of a commute but usually worth it. (Wade Anderson)
  • COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK, Prof. Mary Sormanti, 212-854-5525, and Web Site
    Research on HIV risk for older women who have experienced partner violence. Evaluation of a telephone support group with people coping with end of life care issues. Groups for women with ovarian cancer. Some pay available for transcription.
  • CORNELL HOSPITAL, PAYNE WHITNEY PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE, 525 East 68th St., NYC 10021; Mrs. Tumolo, Director of Volunteers, 212-746-4396; Shelly Raffle, Dawn Beverly, Head of Vocational Rehabilitation, 212-746-3755. Web Site
    Psychiatric aide: excellent experience with opportunities for supervision in in- and out-patient care. Very disturbed adult inpatients. Look for a committed supervisor—they change supervisors frequently and will assign you at the time of your interview. Ask to attend staff meetings, read charts, attend training sessions. Minimum 150 hours. Required medical clearance takes 4 weeks.
    Prefers e mail: and Web Site
    Opportunity to assess, implement or evaluate education programs for patients with musculo-skeletal defects. Prefer a one year commitment, fluency in Spanish or Chinese.

  • COMPREHENSIVE NEUROSCIENCE, INC., 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, NY, 10605; Colette Kosik-Gonzalez, MA, 914-997-4002 or Giovanna Perot-Averill, MA, 914-997-4003. Web Site
    Outpatient studies for depression/panic disorder and inpatient studies of agitation/psychosis in dementia. Provide administrative support, do telephone pre-screening, recruitment, preparation of materials for in service, occasional clinical lab work (training provided when appropriate). Some clinical experience preferred. Must be efficient, detail oriented and dependable. Attend Grand rounds. Great opportunity to develop skills in clinical research in an integrated academic setting.

  • DEVEREUX INSTITUTE OF CLINICAL TRAINING & RESEARCH, 444 Devereux Drive, Box 638; Villanova, Pa. 19085; Paul Le Buffe, Asst, Director, 610-542-3080. Web Site
    Part-time short time or full time long term professional psychology traineeships offering experiential learning programs for junior, seniors or college graduates providing well supervised field learning and didactic and hands on training in the suburban Philadelphia area. Scientist-practitioner model with over 20 treatment programs serving an array of impairments. Some stipends available. Training sites include inpatient psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers, group homes, community living arrangements and day schools with over 300 professionals and 40 psychologists.

  • DIVISION OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE - MELROSE ON TRACK, 260 East 161st Street, Bronx, NY; Jill Ferson, Director of Social Work, 718-409-9450. Web Site
    Observe and assist in substance abuse treatment, vocational and educational counseling. Attend staff meetings. Excellent combination of clinical and research. Good transportation.

  • DOROT—THE CAREGIVERS CENTER, 171West 85th Street, NY 10024; Judy Ribnik, Director of Community Services; Carol Gothelf, Ph.D., Director. The Generations Institute, 917-441-5055; ; Karen Fuller, MA Tamar Landes (BC ‘85), 917-441-3711; ; 769-2850
    Web Site
    Geriatric treatment focusing on the physical and emotional needs of the elderly and those caring for them. Friendly visitor program, bereavement counseling, outreach, staff meetings assessing normal/abnormal aging and its issues. Support groups for those caring for the elderly; Project Open, Lincoln Center JASA. University without Walls; Homelessness Prevention Program; Health & Wellness Center with mind/body therapy. Inter-generational work with children and the elderly.Great opportunity in a growing and enthusiastic project with excellent supervision.

  • EATING DISORDERS RESEARCH CENTER, 88 University Place, NYC; 212-989-3987
    Training, research and treatment center for individuals with eating disorders.

  • ESSECARE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES    20 Main Street, Orange, NJ 07050; John T. Miele Ph.D., Executive Director, 973-414-0091 / fax 973-414-0951 or
    Harish K. Malhotra, M.D., Medical Director.
    Day treatment program for chronic mentally ill to help improve control of their lives, prevent re-hospitalization, reunite families and return people to employment. Assist group and individual counseling, as well as recreational and vocational activities. Attend staff meetings, training. Assist with intake, assessment, treatment planning, and coordination with social service agencies. Clients are 18 or older and most around 50 years old. Supervision by an LCSW or Ph.D. Open to volunteers from many programs, especially art therapy, music therapy, movement and dance therapy.

  • FEGS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SYSTEM (UJA), 315 Hudson St., 9th fl, NY 10013; FEGS Student Internship, Karen Zuckerman, 212-366-8228. Web Site
    One of the largest not for profit health and human service agencies in the country providing a wide range of services to individuals, families, and groups. Has over 200 different programs serving the chronically mentally ill, the developmentally disabled, and drug and forensic populations. Students have opportunity to assist case workers with group therapy and learn about different treatment modalities including group therapy, occupational therapy, art and music therapy, skills training and many others. Great supervision.

  • FOUR WINDS, 800 Cross River Road, Katonah, NY 10536; Samuel Klagsbrun, M.D., Director; Barbara Kurian, Supervisor, 1-800-528-6624 xt. 2528 or 914-763-8151 xt. 2528. Web Site
    Large psychiatric center offers excellent experience and supervision. Well worth the trip. Full-time summer, part-time year-round internships. Professional level seminars and training available to interns. Children and adults. Inpatient/outpatient. Beautiful site!

  • FRIENDS IN DEED, 594 Broadway, Suite 706, NY, 925-2009. Web Site
    Privately funded nonprofit organization providing emotional, spiritual and psychological support to those affected by AIDS and other life threatening illnesses, their friends, and families. Free drop in groups daily. HIV prevention program for teens in NY public schools.

  • GOODSON PARKER WELLNESS CENTER, 30 East 76th St., 4th floor NY 10021; DeAnsin Parker, Ph.D., 212-717-5273.
    Web Site
    Treatment and research in holistic psychotherapy, yoga, infant massage, and wellness. Very busy center, Only for independent self-starter with experience.
  • GRACIE SQUARE HOSPITAL, Fran Luckom-Nurnberg, Ph.D., 434-5378 (spell your name and indicate your address and phone number)
    Web Site

    Participation in a multidisciplinary milieu therapy treatment team providing group and individual psychotherapy, psycho diagnostic testing. Supervision by a licensed psychologist. Also summer internship 10 weeks $2,000 stipend.

  • (THE) HEALTH CARE CHAPLAINCY, 315 E. 62 St.@ 2 Ave; Rev. Dr. John K. Smith, VP, Pastoral Ed. & Clinical Services, 212-759-2085. Web Site
    Multifaith center for pastoral care, education and research. Many different sites. Work with people to use their spiritual resources to cope with physical and/or mental illness. Help with practical needs to aid spiritual practices as well as to develop and tell their story.Many varied placements including:Florence Nightingale Health Center. Lexington Ave. & 77th Street. Sub acute and nursing care. Rev. Amy Furth. Ronald McDonald House family and pediatric care. Derby Court Hospital operated for patients’ needs and wellness (patients write their own chart notes!).

    718-470-8436; fax 718-347-4759
    Volunteer and paid positions on a research team studying the neuropscyhology of schizophrenia, bipolar illness and Depression from a biological and functional disability perspective. Review literature, score neuropsychological tests, review patient charts, possible training in clinical interviewing. Need reliable, enthusiastic, independent quick learner.

  • HORACE MANN SCHOOL, Riverdale, NY.
    Web Site
    Senior Psychology majors work as interns in the counseling and guidance service helping very bright high school and grade school students. Good supervision by professional.

  • HUMAN BRAIN MAPPING CONFERENCE, Laurie Nash, 845-398-5486.
    Web Site
    Annual conference in NY in mid June accepts volunteers: in exchange for ½ day of work on each day of the conference students get free registration, lunch, and opportunity to meet professors and research from around the world.

  • IPRT, 199 Jay Street, Brooklyn; Heather Grove, Carlene Dalton 718-488-0100 x 358
    Day program using multi-modal approaches to help mentally ill become mainstream by reaching life and job skills. Art, occupational and psychotherapies. Very positive creative therapeutic community and supervision.

    (Non-sectarian); Volunteer Services Division; 120 E. 57th St., NYC 10019; Dana Horowitz, 212-632-4685, 212-582-9100. Web Site
    Non-denominational; over 100 programs throughout the city. Child care assistants, child advocates, day care aides, friendly visitors, waiting room assistants, educational therapy interns. Placements are day treatment and residential programs in Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester, and Staten Island. Placements include work with emotionally disturbed children, domestic violence, therapeutic nursery, geriatric care, mentally ill adults, AIDS patients, and schools for special education. JBFCS is a teaching center of the Columbia School of Social Work. For example, Educational Therapy where children, adolescents and adults with chronic learning problems are treated through individual/or family psychotherapy and educational remediation, throughout the 5 boroughs.

  • (THE) JEWISH HOME AND HOSPITAL FOR THE AGED, 20 West 106th Street; Mrs. Ronite Koster, Dir. of Volunteer Services, 212-870-4900. Web Site
    Training and supervision provided in multimodal treatment of geriatric patients.

  • LENOX HILL NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE, Park Avenue Regiment Armory Shelter; Michael Wright, 212-570-1461, 2, 3. Web Site
    Homeless shelter for women 45 and over. Group supervision with graduate students and asocial worker.

  • LINK PROGRAM, 161William St.; Samuel Cohen, 917-606-6561
    Aid to mentally ill criminals linked to programs outside the prison system to help them adjust to release and prevent relapse.

  • MAILMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, 600 W. 168th St; , Research Coordinator, 212-305-3326, Web Site
    Screening program for early detection and treatment of a variety of developmental disorders such as autism. Administer questionnaires to parents at a pediatric clinic in order to track patients’ participation. Spanish proficiency required.

  • MAIMONIDES HOSPITAL, Bronx, NY; Miss Fran Sophia, 212-854-7373
    Community mental health and in-patient psychiatric services; act as a para professional aide; children and adults.

  • MANHATTAN PSYCHIATRIC CENTER, Ward’s Island, NY 10035; Robert Kayne, Psy. D., Dir.of Psychol., 646-672-6425; Carol Basile, Rehabilitation Center 369-0500 xt. 3250, 3213; Andrew Glover, Ph.D. 369-0500 x 2341 or page 2522. Web Site
    Adult inpatient chronic care facility for mentally ill and drug addicted persons. Co-lead groups, work individually, attend staff meetings. Excellent supervision. Difficult but challenging and interesting. Affiliated with NYUMed Center. (Michelle Goggin, ‘03)

  • MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER, 1275 York Avenue, NY, 10021. Web Site
    Psychiatry service, research in behavioral aspects of pediatric cancer. Interview teens with cancer, do research, review literature. Psychological research with a real-life setting.

  • MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, Summer Research in psychology; Bicentennial Hall, Middlebury, Vt. 05733; Dr. Susan Campbell & Dr. Michelle McCauley, REU Directors, Dept. Psych. Web Site
    Apply for 10 student internships for summer 2002 to be part of research team to pursue projects exploring: role of gender in miscommunication, cross cultural motivation, theory of eating disorder, raising healthy children, family depression. Send application to the above.

  • MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER-DEPARTMENT of FAMILY MEDICINE, 3544 Jerome Ave; Bronx; Director , 718-920-5521 Web Site
    • Research asst.: cross-sectional observational study of physician-patient communication with Latino patients from a community care clinic. Recruitment, data collection, administer questionnaire, video tape medical encounters and chart reviews. Spanish required, 16 hours/ week for at least 8 months. Attend psychosocial didactics of the Family Medicine Residency Program. 718-920-6044
    • Clinical psychology externship: clinical interviews, therapy and referrals. Advanced student with counseling experience, one year commitment, Spanish preferred. , 718-920-5523
    • Research Assistant: evaluate patient education program with Latina patients. Videotape and interview patients and providers. Spanish, SPSS and Excel require. At least 10 hours/week and minimum of8 months. Opportunity to attend psychosocial didactics of the Family Medicine Residency Program. 718-920-5523
    • Research Assistant: cross-cultural chart review studying the identification of depression. Retrieve and analyze data. 8 hours/week for minimum of 9 months. Opportunity to attend psychosocial didactics in the Family Medicine Residency Program. 212-942-2695


    • DEPT. of BIO-BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE & DEPT. of CANCER PREVENTION & CONTROL-RUTTENBERG CANCER CENTER, 1425 Madison Ave (100th St.); Maria Avellino, Research Coordinator, 212-659-5485; Guy Montogomery, Ph.D.; Dana Bovbjerg, M.D. Web Site
      Many interesting research projects including - research exploring the mind-body connection and use of hypnosis in breast cancer and psycho neuroimmunology; exploring changes in biological factors due to stress; relationship between family history of smoking and alcoholism; effect on family of the patient’s disease, among others. Opportunities to work with patients, observe a surgery, attend rounds (Th & F 8:30). Some data entry. Good supervision and great opportunity for authorship and patient contact crucial for prospective professionals. (Patty Carambot, ’03).
    • SEXUAL ASSAULT & VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAM, Rachael Youree, 423-2140 or 718-736-1288. Web Site
      Hospital emergency room advocate program at 10 Manhattan & Queens hospital emergency rooms. Volunteers will attend training sessions 5 Saturdays and 3 week nights. Be on call week nights, one or more times a month by phone or beeper. Free car service when on call. One year commitment.
    • BRONX V A HOSPITAL RESEARCH PROJECT-SPECIAL EVALUATION PROGRAM for PATIENTS with MOOD and PERSONALITY DISORDERS, 718-241-0442 x3843, Dr. Marianne Goodman, 718-584-9000 x5188 Web Site
      Multidisciplinary treatment/research approach to treatment resistant patients using Dialectic Behavior Therapy. Training, assessment, interviewing, some opportunity to develop/observe/co-lead groups. (Mumta Dadlani, ’02)
    • THERAPEUTIC NURSERY DEPARTMENT of PSYCHIATRY, Elissa Brown, PhD., Director; Rigka Minkoff, Supervisor; Inez Bonet, Bilingual Assistant Teacher; Mona Dreier, 241-6878/ 4289. Web Site
      Work closely with disturbed parents and young children as a member of a therapeutic team. Training program for child psychiatrists, psychologists and special educators. Attend seminars, case conferences; encouraging and supportive staff. Minimum 2mornings or 2 afternoons each week. Very important case conference Tues 2-3pm.Program M-W 9:30-1:30; 12-2 after school.
    • CHILD LIFE PROGRAM/WEEKEND CHILD LIFE/ART THERAPY, Merri Kapiloff, 241-1836 and/or fax resume to 427-3049. Web Site
      Training and supervision to conduct therapeutic play groups on pediatric inpatient units. Opportunities also at the Andrew Baemler Pediatric Oncology Technology Fellowship to facilitate coping and adjustment of hospitalized children and adolescents via group and individual sessions focusing on the use of computer art and expression. Many other positions available, M-F 8am-8pm, as well as on weekends.
      Work on project aimed at preventing asthma through community medical approaches. Study psychosocial issues faced by children with asthma, a growing medical condition especially in Harlem. This placement may not provide enough clinical psychology experience for Psych 3473 but is good for community health and medical experience.